Universal and Tepmokea filled the placed behind the progressive Buckland at Kempton last Saturday. It's difficult to separate them in this though they have the beating of Aquilonius on collateral form. Both raced prominently last week and if the same tactics are employed today it should set the race up nicely for A BOY NAMED SUZI. Andrew Balding's charge is usually held up for a late run and with Jamie Spencer on board, things could fall his way on his return to action. Wildomar won at Kempton in February but is upped in grade off a higher mark today, while Apache is having his first start since finishing third for Aidan O'Brien in the Melrose at York back in 2011.
Universal (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, lost place after 3f, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Buckland (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
A Boy Named Suzi 13-2 (10-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, chased leaders indside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Caravan Rolls On (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Tepmokea (IRE) 17-2 (9-8) Led until over 1f out, soon hard ridden, kept on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Buckland (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
Apache (IRE) 17-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, good headway over 3f out, soon chased leaders, squeezed through to challenge over 2f out, led briefly over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 19, 3l behind Parlour Games (8-8) at York 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug '11.
Robin Hood (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Raced wide close up, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 9, 43l behind Farraaj (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f Group 3 (1) pol in Mar.
Aquilonius (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Set steady pace, ridden and quicken 2f out, pressed inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 9, nk behind Swing Alone (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.
Quixote 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 10, 8l behind Farraaj (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Wildomar 11-4 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on well towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 4f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol in Feb beating Mawaakef (9-2) by 1/2l, 4 ran.